Winter is here! The temps are predicted to drop to 19 degrees tonight, and no higher than 32 tomorrow. It will be a chilly day for shareholders. The good news is that this share is really nice, well worth a little shivering. The Picadilly farm crew moved through the fields quickly on Tuesday, harvesting as many leafy greens as they could before the snow hit. We will reap the benefits of their work: head lettuce and a bag of kale & collard greens in the share. Jenny’s sending along some extra spinach (sweet, sweet frost-kissed spinach!), too!
Lots of roots in this CSA share. If you’re looking for new root recipes, check out shareholder’s blogs in the sidebar. I found Moroccan Vegetable Stew on Semi-Sweet and can hardly wait to try it. Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary and Bacon and Root Vegetable Stew, both from epicurious.com, are nice root recipes, too.
Here is what you will find in the last winter share:
Cabbages, red and green cabbages. Russian Cabbage Stew from Wicked Whisk is excellent.
Kale/Collard mix, 1 bag. Here’s another recipe from Sarah at Semi-Sweet: Caribbean Kale & Sweet Potato. These crispy kale chips are a new favorite in my house.
Lettuce, 2 heads
Leeks, 1 bunch
Onions, 2 pounds
Beets, 3 pounds
Carrots, 6 pounds. Given how sweet these “bolero” carrots are, maybe this recipe for Baked Carrots could serve as a dessert.
Celeriac, 2 pounds. New to celeriac? The Seasonal Chef offers five easy recipes, all of which look delicious.
Parsnips, 2 pounds
Popcorn, 1 bouquet. How to pop corn! Meghan and Rob at Riverland Farm grew the popcorn you’ll find in the share.
Potatoes, 5 pounds
Winter radish, 1-2 pieces. The variety in the share is Misato Rose.
Sweet potatoes, 4 pounds. Sweet potato latkes were a hit with my 8 and 11 year old neighbor kids yesterday. Max and Tjaden informed me that latkes are for Hanukkah, and Hanukkah is all about oil, and I really should have fried these latkes in oil. Maybe next time. And there will be a next time, ’cause these are delicious!
Turnips, 2 pounds
Winter squash, about 7 pounds of butternut. This Pumpkin and Sweet Potato soup should work with butternut squash. And here’s a Butternut Squash Soup recipe that looks good.
Shareholders who pre-ordered them will be picking up bulk roots (carrots, celeriac, garlic, onions, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes), dried turtle and navy beans, organic maple syrup, raw honey and butternut squash.
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